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Making It So

Written by: Patrick Stewart
Narrated by: Patrick Stewart
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Publisher's Summary

THE NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER

The long-awaited memoir from iconic, beloved actor and living legend Sir Patrick Stewart!

From his acclaimed stage triumphs to his legendary onscreen work in the Star Trek and X-Men franchises, Sir Patrick Stewart has captivated audiences around the world and across multiple generations with his indelible command of stage and screen. Now, he presents his long-awaited memoir, Making It So, a revealing portrait of an artist whose astonishing life—from his humble beginnings in Yorkshire, England, to the heights of Hollywood and worldwide acclaim—proves a story as exuberant, definitive, and enduring as the author himself.

©2023 Patrick Stewart (P)2023 Simon & Schuster Audio

What the critics say

“I read this book in a state of wonder, not just for the author’s gifts as a nuanced storyteller and sharp observer, but for those other remarkable gifts, of intelligence, sensitivity, wit, intuition, self-awareness, and élan that were bestowed on him when he came into the world—all of which he has freely shared with us so long and so beautifully; and finished reading in a state of deep gratitude for the gifts, and the gift, of Patrick Stewart.” —Michael Chabon

“Patrick’s early life is a Dickensian tale of domestic violence and misfortune, transformed by chance and some good folk into the actor internationally admired and loved. He writes as well as he acts, with insight, truth, and passion. Another Stewart Triumph!” —Sir Ian McKellen

“There is so much to say about Sir Patrick. He is an amazing actor, great to look at, really funny, and up for anything. He is a kind man…compassionate and sensitive….but, as you will find when you read the book, his greatest asset as a human being is the fact that he is so completely and unapologetically himself.” —Whoopi Goldberg

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Motivational and eye opening. Splendid.

I just want to give this man a hug. The story is relatable, although I am not an actor or anything close. I only watched star trek occasionally with my father. Patrick, has a way with words I hope to find as I mature. Wonderfully entertaining book. Another job very well done sir! Thank you!

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Sir Patrick’s memoir is Entertaining and enlightening

A wonderful journey through you life Sir! Your voice is the perfect accompaniment to any performance, but especially poignant when hearing your own raw emotions coming through the words. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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Amazing listen

Patrick Stewart tells a truly engaging story in a mesmerizing fashion. Well worth the time.

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a very sincere memoir and telling of a human story

Patrick's retelling of his life is quite a sincere one. Even when there's conflict or items out of line with modern standards, he's happy to relay that. His complicated relationship with his father is a little surprising he still holds honouring him so close. He's also fairly vague but owns up to his affairs. All said though, he is very dutiful in detailing how and why much of his life happened. I've been quite pleased with his story and being led by him through the journey. You can truly hear how sincere he is in each moment of the telling.

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Fantastic

I want to start it all over again. It is just like listening to an old friend!!!

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Such an interesting Shakespearian acting career.

I loved listening to Patrick. Growing up as a poor but proud lad, his adventures were plentiful and amusing. 70 years of Shakespeare had me enjoying every moment of Patrick's glowing stories of his life. Thank you for sharing your life with us Sir Patrick Stewart! ❤️

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Patrick Stewart lead me through his memoir.

Listening to Sir Patrick Stewart deliver his life story, so far, as I followed with the book in hand was a joy I will remember until I am contemplating writing my own.

A fan from rewatching TNG, hearing him cast as Prof X. To watching his hallmark A Christmas Carol every Christmas season, Ive been a fan of his work. Ive tried to find his work as best I could. Macbeth on dvd. Hamlet with David Tenant. Moby Dick! Then to see him reprise Jean Luc for Star Trek Picard was a gift.

I could not wait for him to release his memoir when it was announced. And I knew I wanted to read along as he spoke it to me on an audiobook. That was so much fun. Cherishing every chapter. Learning more about what influenced the actor to make the decisions in acting out the characters he did.

From learning about the RSC in the 70’s. To growing up in northern England in 50’s and 60’s. And Hollywood stardom since 1987. He really did make it so.

It really was a fun trek to read and listen to.

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Thank you, Captain

Listening to Sir Patrick Stewart tell the tale of his life this far is like taking a sip of piping hot Earl Grey after stepping in from a cold day’s work. His passion for his craft, his love for his family and his humility in light of an extraordinary life shine in this beautiful, poignant and at times hilarious memoir.

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Outstanding Sir Patrick!

The detailed history was amazing! I love anything Star Trek of course. Inspiring and so amazing to have found true love

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Amazing story teller!

Hearing him read it I think increased my enjoyment tenfold that if I had just read it. Loved hearing him tell stories about all the famous people he’s worked with and behind the scenes things.

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